Ultrasonographic Study in Pregnancy and Sex Preference in Bangladesh

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.05.01.Art005

Authors : Irin Hossain, Afroza Begum, Aktaruzzaman M. M., Sultana Arju, Shazly Bari

Abstract:

A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted to find out the ultrasonographic evaluation in pregnancy and sex preference among rural pregnant mother. A semi structured questionnaire was used for data collection and face-to-face interviews were conducted to collect data regarding socio-demographic characteristics, ultrasonographic evaluation in pregnancy and sex preference related information. The result showed that the mean age of the respondents was 22.60 (±4.5) years. In this study according to ultrasound scan about 55% pregnant women were come for USG in third trimester and among the respondents about 66% were done USG for the purpose of sex detection. There was significant association between personal income and sex preference of the respondent. This study found that there was significant association between parity and sex preference of the respondents. This study revealed that about 55% of the respondents had preference about sex of the child before child birth, on the other hand about 76% respondent’s husband had preference about sex of the children. The present study detected son preference 41% whereas daughter preference only 14%, son preference was higher than the daughter preference among the respondents and also son preference was more high among the respondents husband than daughter.

Keywords: Sex Preference, Ultrasonogram, Respondent

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